Verruckt

KMBZ News Staff
February 22, 2019 - 12:06 pm
Kansas City, KS - A Wyandotte County judge has dismissed charges against the defendants in the death of Caleb Schwab at the Schlitterbahn water park in 2016. The judge ruling that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt abused the grand jury process. The park's owner, Jeff Henry, along with Verruckt...
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Marc LaVoie
October 26, 2018 - 9:30 am
A tall crane was spotted Friday morning at Schlitterbahn water park. The heavy machine is set up next to Verruckt, the world's tallest water slide, which is slated to be torn down soon. Caleb Schwab, 10, was killed while riding Verruckt in August of 2016. Crane spotted near Verruckt at...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 18, 2018 - 1:54 pm
Kansas City, KS - Two Schlitterbahn maintenance workers were acquitted of lying during the investigation into the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab in August 2016. Prosecutors claimed David Hughes and John Zalsman failed to replace a brake mat that fell off a raft two weeks before it went airborne...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 29, 2018 - 4:48 pm
Kansas City, KS - A Kansas judge says workers can begin tearing down the 17-story Verruckt waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated when his raft went airborne. Wyandotte County District Court Judge Robert Burns said Wednesday that the preservation of the Verruckt slide "traumatizes...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
Kansas City, KS - The Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in KCK is scheduled to finally be torn down, two years after it was permanently closed following the death of a 10-year-old boy. The slide has remained in place due to ongoing legal and criminal investigations. In court...
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John Zalsman and David Hughes mugshots after they were indicted by the Kansas Attorney General
Kara Marxer
May 30, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Two more men have been indicted in the case against Schlitterbahn. David Hughes and John Zalsman were maintenance workers at the waterpark. They made their first appearance in Wyandotte County Court on Wednesday when the indictment was unsealed. The two men are accused of interfering with the...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
April 25, 2018 - 5:24 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Five defendants charged in the death of a 10-year-boy at a Kansas waterpark are seeking separate trials. The Kansas City Star reports motions filed Tuesday in Wyandotte County say Jeff Henry, John Schooley and Henry & Sons Construction want to be tried separately from...
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Wyandotte County Jail
Bill Grady
April 10, 2018 - 5:18 am
John Schooley, designer of the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City, Kansas, plead not guilty to a charge of second degree murder in a hearing Monday in Wyandotte County. Judge Robert Burns denied Schooley's request to reduce his $500,000 bond to $250,000, and ordered him to hand...
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Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office
Kara Marxer
April 05, 2018 - 6:44 am
Jeffrey Henry, the co-owner of Schlitterbahn, is due in a Wyandotte County courtroom Thursday afternoon, where his attorney will argue against requiring a GPS ankle bracelet. Henry is charged with reckless second-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment. An investigation...
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Wyandotte County Jail
April 04, 2018 - 11:11 am
Kansas City, KS - The co-owner of Schlitterbahn bonded out of the Wyandotte County jail this morning around 10:30am, a few hours after being booked on multiple charges including 2nd degree murder. Jeffrey Henry was booked into the jail around 2:00am after being extradited to Kansas from custody in...
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